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by Highway Safety Films, Inc
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eye 68,383

favorite 122

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Emphasizes the danger of attacks on children, dramatizing typical approaches. Shows what can be done to reduce the problem by making children aware of it and ready to take precautions when accosted by strangers.
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by St. Ives Productions
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eye 240,092

favorite 67

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Bunker Hill, LA - "waiting to be leveled, to make way for a new world of concrete steel and glass" Shows old homes on Bunker Hill, destruction and reconstruction
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by Techfilm Studio, Moscow
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eye 678,419

favorite 575

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This disturbing film records the successful experiments in the resuscitation of life to dead animals (dogs), as conducted by Dr. S.S. Bryukhonenko at the Institute of Experimental Physiology and Therapy, Voronezh, U.S.S.R. Director: D.I. Yashin. Camera: E.V. Kashina. Narrator: Professor Walter B. Cannon. Introduced by Professor J.B.S. Haldane.
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Topics: Animals: Dogs, Medicine: Veterinary: Experiments, Life extension
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by MPO Productions
movies

eye 230,624

favorite 817

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Set at the 1956 General Motors Motorama, this is one of the key Populuxe films of the 1950s, showing futuristic dream cars and Frigidaire's "Kitchen of the Future."
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Topics: Futurism, Automobiles: Advertising, Gender roles
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by U.S. War Department
movies

eye 340,237

favorite 464

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Admonishes Americans that they will lose their country if they let fanaticism and hatred turn them into "suckers." "Let's forget about 'we' and 'they' -- let's think about us!" In the context of the emerging Cold War, this film appears paradoxical.
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Topics: Prejudice, Cold War, Racism
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eye 65,748

favorite 96

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Animated.
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies

eye 79,983

favorite 259

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Sales training film for duPont Film Division (cellophane), featuring an angel and devil monitoring the activities of bakery salesmen on earth, and explaining how packaging helps to sell food. In Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews )
Topics: Sales: Training, Heaven and hell, Food industry
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
movies

eye 472,383

favorite 424

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This Cold War-era cartoon uses humor to tout the dangers of Communism and the benefits of capitalism.
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Topics: Cold War, Animation: Advertising, Capitalism
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by Unknown
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eye 36,699

favorite 48

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Beef's importance to American society and economy, and the Union Pacific Railroads's importance to the beef industry.
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Topics: Meat: Production, Transportation: Railroad, Agriculture: Food industry
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by Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc.
movies

eye 83,371

favorite 204

comment 11

Corporate Cold War-era cartoon linking Bill of Rights to free-enterprise ideology.
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Topics: Cold War, Capitalism, Animation: Advertising
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by Unknown
movies

eye 34,386

favorite 45

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Beef's importance to American society and economy, and the Union Pacific Railroads's importance to the beef industry.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Meat: Production, Transportation: Railroad, Agriculture: Food industry
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by Davis (Sid) Productions
movies

eye 32,656

favorite 43

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Well-behaved San Francisco teenagers compete in the Mobilgas "Safety Economy Run," driving their cars around the Bay Area under the supervision of experienced racing drivers. Go to Part I
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Topics: Car culture: Youth, Hot rods, San Francisco: Scenics: Historical
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by Calvin Communications
movies

eye 120,451

favorite 318

comment 44

The ultimate generic industrial film, built around every script and visual cliche.
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Topics: Motion pictures: Production, Motion pictures: Sponsored, Humor
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by Davis (Sid) Productions
movies

eye 40,568

favorite 41

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Well-behaved San Francisco teenagers compete in the Mobilgas "Safety Economy Run," driving their cars around the Bay Area under the supervision of experienced racing drivers. Go to Part II
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Topics: Car culture: Youth, Hot rods, San Francisco: Scenics: Historical
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by Warner Pathé News
movies

eye 35,018

favorite 46

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Newsreel stories reformatted for classroom use.
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Topic: Newsreels
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by Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
movies

eye 56,366

favorite 43

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Travelogues set landscapes in motion, and Freedom Highway exploits the roadside panorama as an excuse to celebrate American mythologies. Hanging in the sky as if they were ghosts, patriots, warriors and the myths they exemplify -- the frontier, national independence and manifest destiny -- come to life at key points along the transcontinental route. Although Americans are widely considered to be a practical, well-grounded people with their eyes on the future, Freedom Highway shows a nation in...
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by U.S. Federal Civil Defense Administration
movies

eye 95,813

favorite 128

comment 18

Eerie nuclear tests on houses and dummies at the Nevada Test Site.
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Topic: Atomic-nuclear: Weapons
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by Affiliated Film Producers
movies

eye 69,636

favorite 199

comment 14

Marriage training film dramatizing a partnership too fraught with conflicts to survive. Produced as part of a post-World War II initiative to make marriages more sustainable in the face of postwar dislocation. An unusually literate, neo-realist film produced by a talented group of documentarians. A series of films based on the textbook "Marriage for Moderns," by Henry A. Bowman. Director: Willard Van Dyke. Writer: H. Partnow (pseudonym for blacklisted screenwriter Millard Lampell)....
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 14 reviews )
Topics: Marriage, Social guidance, Gender roles
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eye 109,255

favorite 124

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1939, sound, 55 min, Technicolor, 35mm. Transferred from a 35mm nitrate print. See: Andrew Wood, "The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair," http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/wooda/middleton/index1.html. This drama illustrates the contribution of free enterprise, technology, and Westinghouse products to the American way of life. The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair pits an anti-capitalist bohemian artist boyfriend against an all-American electrical engineer who...
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Topics: World's Fairs, technology, capitalism, communism, time capsules
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by Coronet Instructional Films
movies

eye 40,490

favorite 68

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Courtesy in connection with invitations, telephone conversations, introductions and entertaining guests.
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Topics: Social guidance, Social guidance: Etiquette
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
movies

eye 25,126

favorite 22

comment 2

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by Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc.
movies

eye 194,632

favorite 119

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Cold War-era cartoon aimed at convincing workers that increased productivity brings about greater purchasing power.
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Topics: Economics, Cold War, Animation: Advertising
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by U.S. Department of the Interior
movies

eye 60,366

favorite 26

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Government-sponsored film about the building of the Boulder dam.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Motion pictures: Sponsored, Motion pictures: Government, Infrastructure: Dams, Infrastructure:...
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by Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
movies

eye 28,763

favorite 18

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Film opens with montage of scenes of student protest. Credits occur over this sequence. Loosely structured as a narrative in which John Smith (a college student) is visited by his great great great (etc.) grandfather John Smith (from 1776), this film works to educate a young audience on the "breakdown of moral, religious, and ethical principles" in the US. With the help of a history professor, John Smith (1776) explains how he gave his life to build the USA and nowadays a "bunch...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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by Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc.
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eye 160,053

favorite 11

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Presents "King Joe" as the average American working man who, by virtue of his high wages and short hours, is king of the world's workers.
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by Centron Corporation
movies

eye 40,395

favorite 71

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Pioneering film that encourages youth to look into themselves for the causes of prejudice.
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Topics: Racism, Prejudice, Schools
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by Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc..
movies

eye 23,240

favorite 15

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Many people, like Mr. Finchley, the hero of this film, may have wondered how to go about owning a share of American business, or about the new "pay-as-you-go" Monthly Investment Plan. Or, perhaps they'd just like to know more about how the stock market works -- about market opportunities and risks, stocks, bonds and dividends. If so, they will find the adventures of Fred Finchley as one of the best ways to find out what goes on at the Stock Exchange. Mr. Finchley is a likeable,...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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by American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California
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eye 29,694

favorite 24

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In May 1960, students and progressive activists opposed to the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) demonstrated when HUAC held hearings in San Francisco's City Hall. San Francisco police turned firehoses on the demonstrators, washing them down the main staircase of City Hall, and the resultant publicity did much to engender the social consciousness of the 1960s. HUAC sympathizers produced a film, "Operation Abolition," condemning the demonstrators as Communist-inspired...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Social issues: 1960s, Civil rights, San Francisco: Political activity
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by American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California
movies

eye 25,588

favorite 23

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In May 1960, students and progressive activists opposed to the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) demonstrated when HUAC held hearings in San Francisco's City Hall. San Francisco police turned firehoses on the demonstrators, washing them down the main staircase of City Hall, and the resultant publicity did much to engender the social consciousness of the 1960s. HUAC sympathizers produced a film, "Operation Abolition," condemning the demonstrators as Communist-inspired...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Social issues: 1960s, Civil rights, San Francisco: Political activity
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by Sutherland (John) Productions in Association With Film Counselors, Inc.
movies

eye 30,361

favorite 177

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This animated cartoon follows the adventures of "Colonel Cosmic," a Martian, as he learns that Oil and Competition are the two things that make America great. It is a sci-fi-influenced economic tract on the strengths of Earth-style free enterprise economics, compared to a stagnating Mars under the fist of a certain Mr. Ogg, who centrally controls the Martian economy. In the film, a Martian undercover agent flies from Mars to Earth to learn about the oil industry, and finds that the...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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by Unknown
movies

eye 34,439

favorite 37

comment 9

Republican party campaign film on behalf of Wendell Willkie for U.S. president in the 1940 elections.
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Topics: Political campaigns and elections, Economics, Willkie, Wendell A.
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
movies

eye 23,359

favorite 22

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Presents in lay terms what an atom is, how energy is released from certain kinds of atoms, the peace-time uses of atomic energy and the by-products of nuclear fission. From The Field Guide to Sponsored Films: RESOURCES: “Atom Educational Film Made Available by GE,” Wash Post, Aug. 9, 1953, R11; “A Challenge to Free Enterprise,” Bus Scrn15, no. 5 (1954): 33; advertisement, Bus Scrn18, no. 7 (1957): 5. Science film positioning atomic energy as both a peaceful and a warlike force....
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies

eye 22,490

favorite 23

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This is a recent discovery -- a 16mm print of a rare Jam Handy silent film. It's a bit title-heavy, but interesting to compare to later Handy productions.
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Topic: electricity energy horsepower
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by Techfilm Studio, Moscow
movies

eye 13,017

favorite 55

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[Educational Screen] "The film records the successful experiments in the resuscitation of life to dead animals, as conducted by Dr. S.S. Bryukhonenko at the Institute of Experimental Physiology and Therapy, Voronezh, U.S.S.R. According to the New York Times, the experiments are hailed by American biologists as promising a new epoch in medical science, 'bringing closer the day when operations now incompatible with life will be possible'."
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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by Unknown
movies

eye 51,787

favorite 105

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How radio brings news and information to Americans. With footage of many news events covered by radio and images everyday life in the late 1950s. Explains how radio serves in the Cold War and during natural disasters.
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Topics: Media: Radio, Communication: Radio, Journalism
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by Warner Pathé News
movies

eye 25,993

favorite 16

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Newsreel stories reformatted for classroom use. Includes: United Nations Condemns Russia; Carrier Landings by Mirror; Arctic Ice Cap Adventure; Hummingbird Sanctuary; Low-Level Crop Dusters; Centuries of Telling Time; Old and New in Guided Missiles, showing a jet engine exploding when metal is dropped into it; and New York State's Erie Canal.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Newsreels
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by Unknown
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eye 127,723

favorite 348

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Scenes from the daily life of a Texas farm family.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Agriculture: Farms and farming, Rural America
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by Archer Productions, Inc.
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eye 34,504

favorite 86

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This film, a combination of animated cartoon and live action, shows young children what to do in case of an atomic attack. The film opens with "Bert the Turtle" wobbling down the street and singing a song, "Duck and Cover." When there is a bright flash, Bert immediately ducks into his shell covering. The narrator explains that when there is a bright flash -- brighter than the sun -- children should follow Bert's example. The film shifts to a classroom of first or second...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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by U.S. Office of War Information
movies

eye 348,308

favorite 153

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U.S. government-produced film defending the World War II internment of Japanese American citizens.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 24 reviews )
Topics: World War II: Japanese Americans: Internment, Racism, Human rights
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by Archer Productions, Inc.
movies

eye 805,290

favorite 744

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Selected for the 2004 National Film Registry of "culturally, historically and aesthetically significant" motion pictures. Famous Civil Defense film for children in which Bert the Turtle shows what to do in case of atomic attack.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 74 reviews )
Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Animation
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eye 89,521

favorite 464

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Uses vignettes, animation and comments by girls and boys to explore the medical facts and some personal feelings about menstruation.
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Topic: need keyword
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by American Telephone and Telegraph Co. (AT&T)
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eye 147,781

favorite 200

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Training film for users of the new dial telephones.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: Communication: Telephone, Ergonomics
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by Crawley Films
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eye 123,234

favorite 247

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Animated explanation of primary and secondary sex characteristics in adolescent boys and girls.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Sex education, Medicine: Endocrinology, Animation
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by Medical Arts Productions
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eye 380,263

favorite 257

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Sex education film aimed at teenage boys, with the coach as authority figure and teacher.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 23 reviews )
Topics: Sex education, Children, Gender roles
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by Williams (Clem) Films
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eye 8,180

favorite 9

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One of the cheapest Santa films ever produced. Shot in Pittsburgh, with blurry home movie footage of Santa parades (on one float he sticks out of a giant chimney, on another he stands in the cockpit of a rocket ship). Santa sits in a vinylite Laz-E-Boy as he orders his elves (kids dressed in leotards) around. Features a trip to a department store and endless footage of a large toy train setup. Grueling.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
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movies

eye 89,075

favorite 127

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Footage of World Trade Center from a work print
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topic: need keyword
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movies

eye 239,543

favorite 180

comment 9

favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: Vintage Erotica, Erotic Dance
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by Bosse (Karl Kurt)
movies

eye 100,959

favorite 1,087

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Beautifully animated explication of human eye and eyesight.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Perception: Vision, Animation
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by Simmel-Meservey
movies

eye 136,824

favorite 170

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Advises children to do whatever is necessary -- even lie -- to achieve harmonious family relations. This portrait of manners among the affluent places a premium on pleasant, unemotional behavior, and contains some interesting do's and don'ts sequences. Key line: "These boys treat their dad as though they were genuinely glad to see him, as though they really missed him..." Director: Edward C. Simmel. Cinematography: Harry F. Burrell. Script: Arthur V. Jones. Editor: Miriam Bucher. With...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 23 reviews )
Topics: Social guidance, Social guidance: Etiquette, Families
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by Barr Films
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eye 16,529

favorite 11

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Dramatizes the struggles of the men who founded Jamestown, the first permanent English colony in America. Explains how Captain John Smith held the colony together during times of starvation and disease, Indian attacks and internal dissension. Tells how Smith is saved from death by the Indian princess, Pocahontas.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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eye 220,529

favorite 242

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favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
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eye 24,564

favorite 52

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Communicates through a child's eyes the problem of molestation. A little girl is rescued by the police who explain to her how to avoid dangerous situations and how to deal with them when they arise.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
movies

eye 232,680

favorite 632

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Animated classic presenting what an atom is, how energy is released from certain kinds of atoms, the peacetime uses of atomic energy and the byproducts of nuclear fission.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 26 reviews )
Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Energy, Physics, Animation
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movies

eye 61,008

favorite 449

comment 8

Examines the widespread use of drugs in American society and presents experts discussing different reasons for increased drug abuse by youth. Focuses on the varying opinions of a judge, researcher, child psychologist, minister, and drug user toward increased drug abuse. Emphasizes the need for helping children make proper choices about drugs. Highlight: JIM NABORS and unidentified woman do operatic duet to "Figaro" with lyrics changed to drug references; Jim Nabors pops pills in the...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
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by Hammid (Alexander) and Deren (Maya)
movies

eye 493,539

favorite 495

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Alexander Hammid's intimate study of a female cat and the birth and maturation of her five kittens.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 35 reviews )
Topics: Animals: Cats, Animals: Behavior, Psychology
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eye 32,244

favorite 150

comment 6

To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: prelinger, home movies
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by Sid Davis
movies

eye 378,364

favorite 18

comment 125

Anti-homosexual film targeted at teenage boys, urging them to avoid encounters with potential molesters.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 125 reviews )
Topics: Homosexualities, Crime and criminals (Molestation), Los Angeles
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by Photo & Sound Productions for Medical Arts Productions
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eye 140,103

favorite 211

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Menstruation education film for young teenage girls, redolent with dated detail.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 19 reviews )
Topics: Sex education, Gender roles, Children
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eye 19,642

favorite 52

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This is a scan of 35mm material held by Prelinger Archives, San Francisco and thought to be an original 1906 print. It was scanned by Adrianne Finelli at Internet Archive on October 11, 2018 using IA's Lasergraphics ScanStation scanner set at 5120 x 3840 and scanned to 16fps. Due to Final Cut Pro limitations, this full-width scan is 4096 x 3072 pixels wide and every second frame is doubled for a playback framerate of 24fps. Archives frequently make full-width scans to show information between...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: San Francisco, 1906, Market Street
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movies

eye 68,501

favorite 412

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0696 PA8508 Out of This World
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 25 reviews )
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by Coronet Instructional Films
movies

eye 6,574

favorite 28

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DRAMATIZES BEHAVIOR OF TWO TEEN-AGERS TO ILLUSTRATE CHARACTERISTICS OF PERSONALITY WHICH LEAD TO POPULARITY & SUCCESS IN DATING. CONTRASTS CAROLYN, ATTRACTIVE NEWCOMER IN HIGH SCHOOL, WITH GINNY, WHO IS WILLING TO DATE ALL THE BOYS BUT IS UNPOPULAR WITH BOTH BOYS & GIRLS. SHOWS HOW CAROLYN & WALLY ARE CAREFUL OF THEIR APPEARANCE, POLITE, CONSIDERATE IN ARRANGING DATES, ETC.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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eye 104,350

favorite 136

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favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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eye 37,643

favorite 107

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This early nudie-film, showing two naked women lolling around a rocky landscape, is more quaint than erotic. It's not clear what the original purpose was - it appears to be an excerpt from a longer film, and the peculiar title, in combination with the occasional mild nuzzling of the protagonists, suggests some kind of cautionary film about lesbianism. For our purposes, these gentle images of two naked women (one thin, and the other, well, Rubenesque), crossing a meadow picking flowers, climbing...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
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by On Film, Inc.
movies

eye 89,772

favorite 254

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Remarkable, surreal industrial film promoting "Atarax," a tranquilizer, and asserting how "ataraxic medicines" can help us all to achieve the relaxed state we long for. Created by Coni Johnston, Mel London, Joseph Cole, Bert Spielvogel, Tracy Ward (a pseudonym for Virginia Bell) and by Rune Hagman, Delores Phox, Jeanne Sharp, Dick Brophy, M. Opelle, Herb Hagens.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Topics: Psychology, Pharmaceutical industry, Medicine: Psychiatry
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by Selznick Pictures
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eye 3,879

favorite 8

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Silent dramatic short that looks at how America can be a land of opportunity for even the lowest laborer by looking at Abraham Lincoln's life.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Lincoln, opportunity
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eye 555,097

favorite 318

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Footage from Castle and Pathé coverage of the Hindenburg disaster at Lakehurst. Also shots of the big ships over New York.
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Topic: need keyword
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies

eye 127,708

favorite 333

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Definitive document of pre-World War II futuristic utopian thinking, as envisioned by General Motors. Documents the "Futurama" exhibit in GM's "Highways and Horizons" pavilion at the World's Fair, which looks ahead to the "wonder world of 1960."
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 14 reviews )
Topics: Futurism, World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Infrastructure: Roads and highways
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by National Education Program
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eye 31,654

favorite 101

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Demonstrates the widespread ownership of America's basic wealth and the equitable distribution of national income. With Prof. Clifton L. Ganus of Harding College, Searcy, Ark.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Economics, Cold War
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by World Film Corporation
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eye 6,387

favorite 5

comment 1

favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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eye 66,583

favorite 71

comment 3

0707 PA8113 Berkeley Fire 1923
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
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eye 149,408

favorite 275

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Mild stag film starring Adele Doleman
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Topic: need keyword
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movies

eye 20,884

favorite 272

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Home movie: 010112_001: 1950s road trip Las Vegas and desert southwest
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Topics: 1950s, road trip, Mojave desert, driving, ghost town, Death Valley, Las Vegas, neon, Sahara hotel,...
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eye 16,789

favorite 117

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animated journey from Earth to Moon
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies

eye 61,147

favorite 499

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PA-2177 ìWonderful Worldî 08:01:14:28 - 08:45:06:23 Color Sound 1959 "Wonderful World" Broad documentary surveying global cultures, lifestyles, emphasizing common human activities, sponsored by Coca-Cola. Narrator: Ken Nordine. Parallels in European, American, Asian, South American, Caribbean lifestyles, leisure, hospitality, (racial stereotypes in narration.) Landmarks, history, sports, architecture, travel. Amazingly, everyone drinks Coke - globalism, multinationalism. 08:01:14:28...
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